UK coronavirus variant could become dominant US strain by March, CDC says

The fast-spreading “U.K. variant” of the coronavirus could become the predominant strain in the United States by March, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). About 76 cases of the new variant, known as B.1.1.7, have been detected in 10 U.S. states so far, but its ability to […]

A Long March to the Moon and beyond

The launch of a rocket carrying China’s Chang’e-5 lunar probe underlines how much progress Beijing has made towards its ‘space dream’ China’s landing this week of a probe on the Moon—the first attempt by any nation to retrieve lunar samples in four decades—underlined just how far the country has come in achieving its space dream. […]